The super-addictive and very, very hard platform game finally arrives on Steam - it's quite possibly the world's hardest game! As well as five classic Impossible Game levels, this desktop version includes an EXCLUSIVE new Level Editor.
User reviews: Very Positive (548 reviews)
Release Date: May 8, 2014

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Reviews

“Bafflingly addictive... Give it a try and see how long your sanity lasts.”
Eurogamer

“Insanely addictive.”
Destructoid

“Will just keep you coming back time and time and time and time again.”
5/5 – T3

About This Game

The super-addictive and very, very hard platform game finally arrives on Steam - it's quite possibly the world's hardest game!

With just one button, guide your orange square over spikes and jump onto blocks to get to the end of the level. Sounds easy? Any mistake results in instant death, sending you back to the beginning of the level. With an awesome soundtrack synced to the game you’ll quickly become addicted!

Try and unlock medals throughout the game, including beating the game with no flags — all synced up with Steam Achievements — and use checkpoints to learn the levels with Practice Mode, allowing you to lay checkpoints along the way.

As well as five classic Impossible Game levels, this desktop version includes an EXCLUSIVE new Level Editor. Design your own near-impossible levels and send them over the internet to challenge the world!

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 support
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Intel 2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 support
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 2.0 Suppport
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
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This game is basically AMAZING. I beated it like 10 times some years ago on PSP and I was very happy when I heard it came to Steam.

But now I feel disappointed since this PC version is BAD. AND THAT'S THE ONLY REASON I'M THUMBING DOWN IT. THE GAME IS GOOD, BUT THE PC VERSION IS BAD.

I'm not even sure the game runs at 60fps. Sometimes items get kinda buggy and there has been many times already that I failed because of that and not proper mistakes. Moreover the game seems to get more buggy if you run it windowed.

Another issue is that the game crashes after playing for some time.

So basically it's kinda impressive how such a minimalistic game can get this broken.

I don't know guys. I really want to recommend this game because as a side-scroller it's a very interesting title... soundtrack is awesome, levels are cool, and you can practise them which is something that many games like this one don't have. But I'm not gonna recommend it unless they fix that basic stuff that actually didn't occur in PSP.
Posted: October 10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
They don't call it the Impossible Game for nothing. Hardest platformer ever built, and I blew through Super Meat Boy and Electronic Super Joy 7/10
Posted: October 18
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
재밌음
Posted: September 27
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Fast reaction game that trains me to not scratch myself when needed.
11/10
Posted: October 19
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Can't stop playing because when the music drops my ears have an audiogasm.
Posted: October 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
"Impossible" game. Fun, extreme, nice. 9\10.
Looks easy, but try it yourself.
9\10 because of 4 levels. Need more.
Level editor!
Its like tou creating music yourself. Awesome music!!!
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.6 hrs on record
Good Music, Good Fun, Want to rip ♥♥♥♥ off. 10/10
Posted: October 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
The Impossible Game...

I played this game on the iPhone and PS3, and I seriously enjoyed it back then, even supporting its Steam Greenlight. TIG still fails to disappoint me. While it may differ for you, it's CPU/GPU-friendly, and maintains a minimum of 15fps.

The game still retains its really fun challenge, and is great to kill time. Another perk of it is that you can show your friends and see how hard they rage when they get to Chaoz Fantasy or die on the Triple Spikes.

The Level Editor adds a new value of replayability to the game, and I'm still looking forward to what the community has to offer with a new Impossible Level.

There are just a few problems I find with this version. The first - this is the version with a wider field of view (think iPad), giving you more time to react (and let's face it - Heaven becomes a tad easier). The Player Cube has a lower gravity effect, meaning those two Triple Spike groups (on the Yellow section on Chaoz Fantasy and the second Blue section on Heaven) become almost impossible (you had about three frames to jump and be safe on any other version - here you only have one).

Overall, TIG in general is a great game; the one thing is that it's more expensive on Steam - it's your decision if the Level Editor is worth it.
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Amazingly difficult.
Posted: October 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
10/10, it was ok, it destroyed my life, my family left me and I live alone on the street, would play again
Posted: September 26
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
>Play The Impossible Game
>Attempt 645
>Almost reached the end of the level
>No practice mode, the real deal
>Spike ahead but your mouse click malfuctions
>*********CK
>Smash computer
>Buy new computer
>Play The Impossible Game
Posted: October 10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
The Impossible Game is anything but 'Impossible', and in some of the worst ways. The first of which is that this game isn't actually hard, challenging or difficult. It's artificially Difficult. The levels and mechanics are designed to give you a very small window to correctly execute what's required, often not enough for you to be able to react fast enough on the first try. There is not much actual skill required to beat this game, nor is it challenging, it's just a test of muscle memory. The only real way to play is to keep trying and dying in a level until you can remember what exactly to do. Couple that with the fact that dying sends you completely back to the start of a decently sized static level, you'll only find yourself getting frustrated at the game while slowly trying to get back to where you were to have another shot. If you're getting upset over the game instead of your own lack of skill, there's clearly something wrong.

Secondly, the port to PC is pretty bad. I've checked around the Steam Discussions and found mixed results, but there are clearly people experiencing troubles with the game, and there's no fix in sight. I personally experience some of the worst stuttering and motion blur I've ever seen in a game before, I literally have to play the game on the smallest resolution to make it even bearable to play for smaller play sessions, and that's completely dodging how hard it is to actually play the game while trying to focus on such a blurry mess. It's certainly not a problem with my monitor though, as when recording the game, the footage catches both the blur and the stuttering, which you can see in the video posted in the next point.

Finally, but most importantly, the game isn't even consistent! By far the worst part about the game is how random the hitboxes for the spikes are. I literally have recorded footage of the cube going half way into a spike and surviving while other times getting kill by the mere edge of the spike. I find it pretty hard to recommend any game with such ridiculously inconsistent hitboxes, especially when spikes are practically half of what this entire game is. Seriously though, I actually have a recording of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-urtO-0R84

In all honesty, it's certainly a nice idea, and I was really hoping it'd be better, but It just didn't come together properly. Short of that though, the controls are tight, and it's undeniably fun to glide through a level nailing everything nicely, but with the game being built around artificial difficulty in such a way that encourages frustration, it's certainly isn't the most fun game you could buy. The best part of this game is easily the music, but that's all downloadable for free on the Newgrounds Audio Portal.

If all that doesn't sound too bad, you probably will enjoy the game for what it is, but I'd highly recommend you take your $5 and buy Super Hexagon instead.
Posted: October 14
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
This game made me want to suicide.

20/10 Best Game Ever, so Addictive and i hate it so much but its too fun.
Posted: October 16
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
31.0 hrs on record
the sound track is amazing on every level if you like music i recomend it for you!
Posted: September 26
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7.5 hrs on record
Wow.... Not even words can explain this fantastic game. One button, very simple but extremely hard. Its a good thing to play in your free time while watching youtube. Please note if you easily rage this game might not be the best for you.
Now back to finishing the first level.
Posted: September 25
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0.1 hrs on record
Neat little game, it'll keep you for a while if you're the kind of person that has to win everything.
Posted: September 26
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1.9 hrs on record
Damn this game is hard! 5/5
Posted: October 18
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0.3 hrs on record
how do you make levels in this game????????????
Posted: October 18
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2.5 hrs on record
Time killer
Posted: October 16
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15.1 hrs on record
This game causes insanity. But I love it. 10/10
Posted: October 15
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